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Stilson, Sarah L. Diary, 1865-1869


Brief description of the opening day of Vassar, including the first meal, first religious services, and first examinations of students. Mentions of the founding of the Philalethean Society, a lecture from Dr. Raymond about girls flirting with boys at the lake, Thanksgiving, the first Founder's Day


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